Adaptation to Extreme Antarctic Environments Revealed by the Genome of a Sea Ice Green Alga

Zhenhua Zhang, Changfeng Qu, Kaijian Zhang, Yingying He, Xing Zhao, Lingxiao Yang, Zhou Zheng, Xiaoya Ma, Xixi Wang, Wenyu Wang, Kai Wang, Dan Li, Liping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Danyan Su, Xin Chang, Mengyan Zhou, Dan Gao, Wenkai Jiang, Frederik LeliaertDebashish Bhattacharya, Olivier De Clerck, Bojian Zhong, Jinlai Miao

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Abstract

Zhang et al. present the genome of an Antarctic psychrophilic green alga and reveal that retrotransposon proliferation results in its relatively large genome. This genome provides evidences that support its extremophilic lifestyle, including expanded repertoire of genes for diverse metabolic processes and genes gained by horizontal gene transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3330-3341.e7
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume30
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

Keywords

  • adaptive evolution
  • comparative genomics
  • de novo genome
  • extreme Antarctic environments
  • sea ice green algae

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